Touching the Hearts of our Communities


We are committed to serving the communities in which we are located. Toward that end, we annually dedicate substantial time and funds to pro bono work and community service. This commitment is integral to the Haynes and Boone culture. Richard Haynes was a strong and consistent advocate of community service in Dallas and received the Justinian Award for Public Service in recognition of his contributions to such organizations as the Dallas Museum of Art and the Baylor Medical Center Foundation. Mike Boone was the 2008 recipient of the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award, presented by Southern Methodist University’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Responsibility to honor his civic activism, commitment to public service and generous charitable contributions. This heritage from our founding partners is reflected in the broad array of community organizations that benefit from involvement by members of our firm.

In the legal community, Haynes and Boone lawyers devote hundreds of hours each year to local, state and national bar associations and sections, as well as to many other professional groups. Our lawyers also serve as adjunct professors of law at such law schools as the University of Texas, Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston.

The true heart of our community service is the support that Haynes and Boone lawyers regularly provide as unpaid legal advisors, board members and active volunteers to a broad array of:

  • Social service groups
  • Civic organizations
  • Public and private schools
  • Art and other cultural organizations
  • Religious groups
  • Governmental agencies
  • Professional associations